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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - January 28, 2007, Lubbock, Texas United Supermarkets SUNDAY JANUARY 2007 Red Hot Or Not It was a thriller as the Lady Horns I came calling on while the Red Raiders tested their road prowess against B1 26 Online Banking Careful consumers can minimize risks of Internet D1 These people dont have We dont know what kind of life they But they should have somebody to say goodbye to Cowboy Fred Ortiz Leader of youth group that attends county funerals With a casket and short county helps lay the less fortunate to rest BY JASON WOMACK along the southern edge of the City of Lubbock Cemetery is a patch of disturbed earth where the poor are laid to Temporary markers stand in a jag ged between a cemetery roadway and the property indicating the names and ages of the There are no The people buried here could have died at a Lubbock at a at with family or But none could pay for their Some call it the funeral of last Lubbock County spends about a per adult ing paupers as mandated by state Brief week day services are held about once a week at the city cem They represent just a small portion of the hundreds of burials performed there each The funerals include a cloth covered casket and are punctuated by a short Diana director of the Lubbock County General Assistance adminis ters the funeral funds and shepherds family members of the deceased through the applica tion This is not really what they she But they have no other The county verifies whether each applicant can afford to pay for a This the county buried Tommie JIM WATKINS T A blank the name card long since is all that remains to denote a paupers grave at the City of Lubbock JIM WATKINS T A few flowers beside small metal markers are all that remain to denote paupers graves at the City of Lubbock a cook from who suf from a heart condition and hepatitis Ball was undergoing medical treatment at University Medical Center when he died at the hospital toward the end of his son James his and a family friend braved icy roads and tempera tures to make the trek from Clovis to Does anyone want to say anything asked Willie Griffin who officiated the Just a James Ball He was a Christian The family huddled together and said their quiet goodbyes as Ball was lowered into the SEE PAGE A4 Cultures spring to life as Tech celebrates diversity on campus BY ROBIN BRISCOE Though Leyna Caglar cant speak Arabic or shes learning what some of the symbols mean like the ones that spell her She found out about them when she spent the day with her mother sampling the sights and sounds of more than 20 coun tries at Texas Techs International Cultural Weve been learning a said Holly Leynas Very Between 400 and 500 people toured sev eral rooms of exhibits during the centers International Cultural listen ing to music from Ethiopia or admiring a Barbie doll from T Texas Tech international students These are the top countries from which international students originate Peoples Republic of South Source Texas Tech Institutional Research and Information Management dressed in traditional served as tour guides for their native helping guests explore different The annual celebration also included several such as the Lion SEE PAGE A4 USD tackles challenges of poverty BY ERIC FINLEY Theres a boy in the principals office with no belt and sagging Thats a dress code violation at Dunbar Middle pure and Except its not simple far from it and Princi pal Jimmy Moore knows After who was raised in a poor family by a single mother in knows what it was like when he went to school dressed looking differently or smelling differently than anyone he Do you have a belt at Moore asks the boy As he cinches the boys pants up with a plastic Moore has a He can demand the boy come with proper attire tomorrow and threaten punish ment if he the chances of this skinny who doesnt even have laces in his getting a belt in less than 24 hours are pretty If punishment make the kid afraid to come to Or i not show up at So Moore simply asks if the boy a birthday coming which he Do you want a belt for your Moore SEE PAGE A4 Chisum in position to give area big lift BY ENRIQUE RANGEL AUSTIN BUREAU AUSTIN Unlike virtually all of his colleagues in the Texas Warren Chisum never went to in his legislative the Pampa Republican not only became a key but now he is chairman of the budget writing House Appropriations the most influential committee in the is a powerful Chisum says matter of his which House Speaker and friend Tom Craddick announced Friday eve It gives me a great deal of pleasure to steer SEE PAGE A4 PHOTOS BY GRAY T Reprints at Members of the JK Wong Academy from Dallas perform the Chi nese Lion Dance at the Texas Tech International Cultural MORE COVERAGE f TO VIEW an audio slide show of the nsit WSK TODAYS AJ Annies T TODAYS I claim the shed blood of Jesus the son of the Living over every aspect of my Sudoku w life and mine for our I pray this in the Lottery A4 cs powerful name of Jesus Man Lubbock WEATHER Partly sunny High 45 Low 28 Tomorrow Partly high of 48 Cotton DONT MISS THE GAME TODAY
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